Android smartphones without the Google Play Store pre-installed often miss out on the regular updates and improvements that the app receives. While the new updates may not necessarily change the look and feel of the app, they do enhance the basic functionality and performance.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of downloading and installing the Google Play Store on your Android device. This will allow you to access a wide range of apps and games from the Play Store, and make the most out of your device. So, let’s get started and find out how you can easily download the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone.

How to Update Google Play Store

Updating the Google Play Store is a simple process that can be easily completed within the app itself. Follow these steps to ensure that you have the latest version of the Play Store:

  • Open the Google Play Store app on your device.
  • Tap on the profile icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • In the settings menu, scroll down to the bottom and tap on “About”.
  • A drop-down menu will appear. Tap on the “Update Play Store” button located under “Play Store Version”.
  • If an update is available, it will begin to install. If your Play Store is already up to date, you will be notified.

Note that the Play Store will often update itself automatically in the background, so manual updates may not always be necessary.

How to download, and Install Google Play Store

To download and install the Google Play Store on your Android device, you will need to ensure that your device is running Android 8.0 Oreo or later and has Google Play Services installed. Additionally, you will need to enable the installation of unknown sources and grant permission for the installation of unknown apps.

Follow these steps to download and install the Google Play Store:

  1. Download the Google Play Store APK from a reputable website such as ApkMirror.
  2. Download the APKMirror Installer, which will allow you to install the APK package correctly.
  3. Open the APKMirror Installer and tap on “Browse file” to locate the Google Play Store APK that you downloaded.
  4. Tap on the “Install Package” option and follow the prompts to install the APK on your device.
  5. Once the installation is complete, you can run the Google Play Store app on your Android device.

If the installation process is not working, you may try using a file browser that allows you to install APK packages on your Android device. Make sure you are using the correct APK file for mobile devices and not one intended for watches or TVs. If you are still experiencing issues, try downloading a different APK file to see if it is compatible with your device.